Clarke H. Bailey
Chair of the Board of Directors
Clarke H. Bailey joined the Board of Directors in June 2011. Mr. Bailey served as Executive Chairman and Interim Chief Financial Officer of the Company from May 2013 to April 2014. Mr. Bailey is presently the Chairman and CEO of EDCI Holdings, Inc., a holding company, a position held since 2009. In addition to his position at EDCI, he serves as a Director of Iron Mountain Incorporated where he has served since 1998 and is currently Chairman of its Risk and Safety Committee. Previously, Mr. Bailey served as the Chairman and CEO of Arcus, Inc. until 1998 and as Managing Director and Head of the Principal Investment Group at Oppenheimer & Co. until 1990. Mr. Bailey has also previously served as a director on four other public company boards, five private company boards, and three non-profit boards of trustees.
David Sandberg joined the Board of Directors in April 2009. Mr. Sandberg is the managing member of Red Oak Partners, LLC, which he founded in March 2003. He is also the portfolio manager of various funds managed by Red Oak Partners. Previously, Mr. Sandberg co-managed JH Whitney & Co's Green River Fund, where he was employed from 1998 to 2002. Mr. Sandberg serves as the Chairman of the Board of Asure Software, Inc. and Cord Blood America, Inc., both of which are public companies. He also served as a Director of Issuer Direct Corporation, a public company, and WTI Holdings, LLC, a private company. Previously Mr. Sandberg served as a director of public companies EDCI, Inc., RF Industries, Ltd. and Planar Systems, Inc. Mr. Sandberg has experience serving as a member of and as Chairman of each of Audit, Compensation, Nominating & Governance, and Strategic committees for public companies. He received a BA in Economics and a BS in Industrial Management from Carnegie Mellon University in 1994. Red Oak Partners, LLC is the largest stockholder of the Company.
J. Randall Waterfield
J. Randall Waterfield joined the Board of Directors in April 2012. Mr. Waterfield is the Chairman of Waterfield Group, a diversified financial services holding company that traces its origins to 1928. After selling the largest private mortgage company in the US and largest Indiana-based bank in 2006 and 2007, respectively, Waterfield Group has diversified into technology, real estate, asset management and merchant banking. Mr. Waterfield holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, and is the 2017-18 Chairman of the Board of Directors of YPO, a member of Mensa, and a graduate of Harvard University. Mr. Waterfield currently also serves on the Board of Directors of Waterfield Group and its affiliates, Environmental Risk Transfer and Asure Software Inc. Previously, Mr. Waterfield was an equity research analyst at Goldman Sachs & Co. from 1996 through 1999, primarily responsible for small capitalization growth portfolios.
Frederick Wasserman joined the Board of Directors in August 2013. Mr. Wasserman is a seasoned executive who has 40 years of business experience helping to create shareholder value with a number of companies. Mr. Wasserman has been the President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for a number of companies, including Mitchell & Ness Nostalgia Company where he was CFO and COO. He also served as President and CFO of Goebel of North America. Mr. Wasserman is currently, and has been since 2008, the President of FGW Partners LLC as well as the Chief Compliance Officer of Wynnefield Capital Inc., a stockholder of SMTC. He served on the Board of Directors for National Holdings Corporation from October 2013 to September 2016. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Tapimmune Inc., a position held since January 2016, MAM Software Group, Inc. and DLH Holdings Corp. each of which is a publicly traded company.
President and Chief Executive Officer
As President and Chief Executive Officer of SMTC Corporation, Mr. Smith is focused on positioning the company for long-term profitable growth and ensuring the success of SMTC’s customers around the world.
Mr. Smith is a seasoned and successful executive with more than 25 years experience in electronic manufacturing services (EMS) industry and the electronic components distribution industry. Prior to joining SMTC he served as President of Avnet Inc. for 7 years and held various other senior positions since 1994. Mr. Smith served, as President and Chief Executive Officer of SMTEK International Inc., from 2002 to 2004, a tier II manufacturer in the EMS industry. Mr. Smith also has extensive experience while serving on a number of boards as a director.
Mr. Smith is the founder and currently runs the We Will Never Forget charitable foundation.